(7-30-19) Last night at midnight, Officer Jonathon Foster of the Bridgman Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 9700 blk. of Evergreen Dr. in Bridgman regarding a home invasion and shooting. Upon arriving, officers found a 33yr. old Bridgman resident had been shot in the upper leg after allegedly forcing his way into the house of a 34yr. old acquaintance.
During the initial investigation, officers learned that the gunshot victim’s wife was inside the residence when this incident occurred. When confronting the intruder, the homeowner (who was armed with a handgun) was allegedly punched in the head. The gun discharged during the ensuing altercation which struck the intruder in the upper leg. The 33yr. old male is currently at the Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital in St. Joseph in stable condition and his injuries do not appear to be life threatening at this time.
This incident appears to stem from a domestic situation and the investigation is ongoing. No further information will be released at this time.
The Bridgman Police Department was initially assisted by, Baroda-Lake Twp. Police Department, Chikaming Twp. Police Department, Three Oaks Police Department, Pokagon Tribal Police and Medic-1 Ambulance.